Liverpool fans are split on the latest transfer link, after former player Phil Thompson tipped the Reds to sign Harry Maguire.
It’s a bit of a hot topic amongst Liverpool fans right now. Half of the fan base is desperate for a new centre back to partner Virgil van Dijk, as they feel it’s only a matter of time before Dejan Lovren has one of his nightmare mistake-littered games.
Plenty of fans have been impressed by Lovren in recent times though, as the Croatian defender was an absolute beast in the Champions League run and has been a brick wall for Croatia at the World Cup.
It seems Thompson is firmly in the former camp, as he has heaped praise on Leicester’s Maguire and tipped him to be the perfect signing for Liverpool.
“I’ve been a big fan of Harry Maguire since his days at Hull City,” Thompson told the Liverpool Echo.
“Since then he’s got better and better. He’s had a fantastic World Cup so far.
“I was saying long before the tournament started that he has all the attributes needed to be a Liverpool player.
“Harry has been one of the best defenders in the World Cup and he certainly fits Liverpool’s philosophy. I can’t speak more highly of him.
“No disrespect to Leicester but I can’t see him being there come the end of the transfer window. I think he would have been £50million before the World Cup and probably a bit more now. But I think he would be worth it.
“Big clubs will be after him and I’d like to think that Liverpool would be at the forefront.”
Thommo is right about one thing; Maguire has been sensational at the World Cup for England. The towering centre back has dominated in the air, has looked comfortable switching from a back four to a back three, and showed his skills on the ground with some excellent passing and driving runs forward.
The 25 year-old would cost a lot, and fans are split on making a move this summer. You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Too slow and would be a weak link in our defence
— Rob Mulholland (@mulhollandrob1) July 6, 2018
Maguire always loose ball possesion. The guy can’t play. Don’t get me wrong, he is good defender. Buy for Liverpool is a no….
— REST CRUZ MOTLABENG (@RESTCRUZ) July 6, 2018
I definitely agree with him
— Emlyn Jones (@EmlynJones14) July 6, 2018
Please @LFC make it happen! Maguire will suits together with Van Dijk.
— Ryan Loco (@rudymulyadi) July 6, 2018
I’d pay 30-40m for him, he’s a good passer, brilliant tackler and great in the air. At 25 he’s entering his prime,battle with Lovren and Gomez to start alongside VVD. If we’re serious about a title challenge we have to improve at the back. Drop off from CB1-3-4 can’t be huge.
— Stewart (@SoLockedIn) July 6, 2018
Definitely much better defenders out there who’d be available for a lot less.
— Chris (@CJM91_LFC) July 6, 2018
— Edward Ames (@tedames43) July 6, 2018
Oh yes he will fit . top class !!
— Daems Mario (@mario_daems) July 6, 2018
No thanks, decent ball carrying Cb but anything that’s played in behind him he struggles with, far too slow
— Aaron doherty (@aarondoc971) July 6, 2018